Festival outfits 2022: best fashion trends for women this summer according to a stylist

From dresses to crop tops, here are the fashion staples you need for attending festivals this summer

<p>Festival goers in London (Getty Images)</p>

Festival goers in London (Getty Images)

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Many people have bought tickets to the most popular festivals of the summer, with Wireless and Supersonic among those set to take place this weekend.

It can be tricky to get the right balance between comfort, practicality and style when choosing an outfit suitable for unpredictable weather and being on your feet all day.

Jorja Smith embracing the crochet dress trend (Getty Images)

Celebrity fashion stylist Ellis Ranson, who boasts almost 87,000 followers on Instagram, shared her advice.

Ellis said: “Finally festival season is back, after seeing all the fashion at Glastonbury, I have been inspired to attend any festival I can mainly just for the outfits.

“If in doubt a crochet dress and boots is the perfect go to! Crochet has made a huge come back and it’s not just for the beach, we are seeing it everywhere even in your accessories. A few loose braids can totally complete your look.

“The noughties are also back and what better place to wear the trend than a festival? Mini dresses, corsets and cargo pants are your easy go to for a day time glam look.

Ellis Ranson (Belle PR)

“Wellies. You can’t do a UK festival without them! Don’t worry about if they even match your outfit, that’s what is so great about them

“Western Style. Fringing and western boots with a simple pair of denim shorts and a vest top is always my go-to! (if you are really feeling wild add a cowboy hat to complete the look).”

Whether you’re looking to splash the cash on your outfit or prefer a High Street bargain, here’s our pick of the best items for festivals.

Fringe top

Graphic fringe top (River Island)

This graphic fringe tank top from River Island can be easily paired with denim or cycle shorts for a casual look. Stocked in size eight to 16, the top is currently exclusive to the brand’s online store.

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Wellington boots

Hunter original play short wellington boots in black (ASOS)

Hunter boots have become a classic festival staple since Kate Moss stepped out with a pair at Glastonbury in 2005.

The footwear is ideal for attending festivals that get muddy if it rains.

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Denim shorts

FRAME Le Brigette distressed denim shorts (Net-A-Porter)

These distressed denim shorts by Frame can be worn throughout summer.

Team with a t-shirt for festivals or with a bikini for the beach, as they are one of the most versatile wardrobe staples.

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Crochet dress

Bimba y Lola crochet midi-dress (FarFetch)

The daring crochet design of this dress by Bimba y Lola puts a twist on classic midi styles. Try pairing it with Adidas’s white Stan Smith trainers and a coordinating bum bag for an easy festival look.

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Belt bag

Glasto Belted Bag (Kurt Geiger)

Nineties and Noughties trends have had a revival this year, with tie-dye print leading the way.

This small bag is the perfect accessory for bringing essentials such as cash, tickets, phone and keys, without having to hold a handbag all day.

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Mini dress

Printed Sequin Mini Dress In Floral (Warehouse)

This beautiful sequin midi dress can be paired with sandals and sunglasses for a casual look at festivals, while being versatile enough to team with a blazer and heels when attending more formal events this summer.

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AND/OR Plain Festival Parka Jacket (John Lewis)

Khaki parka jackets never go out of style. This one from John Lewis is perfect for staying dry on a rainy day and has been designed not to clash with any outfit.

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Denim jacket

Cropped denim jacket (Zara)

Zara’s cropped denim jacket with frayed hems has a carefree chic appeal, which can be easily worn with a t-shirt and leggings for a relaxed look.

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Crop top

Amy Lynn kiki two-tone satin top (Selfridges)

This striking two-toned satin top from Amy Lynn is best paired with the brand’s matching trousers or wide leg denim jeans and sandals.

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Oversize t-shirt

Hawaii Graphic Oversized T-Shirt (Nasty Gal)

Nasty Gal’s oversize t-shirt is available in size small, medium and large. The relaxed fit is sure to provide all day comfort and can be easily styled with shorts or leggings.

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Ralph sunglasses (Sunglasses Hut)

These classic sunglasses from Ralph are a transparent beige colour, which flatters all skin tones and pairs well with most outfits. The oval shape frames offer protection on brighter days and effortless glamour.

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